LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From patrōnocinium, from patrōnus (protector), from pater (father).

NounEdit

patrōcinium n (genitive patrōciniī or patrōcinī); second declension

  1. protection, defence
  2. patronage

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative patrōcinium patrōcinia
Genitive patrōciniī
patrōcinī1
patrōciniōrum
Dative patrōciniō patrōciniīs
Accusative patrōcinium patrōcinia
Ablative patrōciniō patrōciniīs
Vocative patrōcinium patrōcinia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: patrocini
  • Italian: patrocinio
  • Portuguese: patrocínio
  • Spanish: patrocinio

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